Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Europe's the mayonnaise, but America supplies the good old lobster." -D.H. Lawrence

The refrigerator light goes on...

Every kitchen should have an immersion blender. It is an essential piece of equipment if for no other reason than making your own mayonnaise.

It is pretty easy to mess up making mayonnaise with a whisk but this immersion blender version makes it almost impossible to mess up. The continuous blending of the blender blade, coupled with the up and down motion to incorporate air, makes emulsification of the egg, vinegar, and oil super simple.

You can use a virgin olive oil for less of the bright grassy flavor than you might get with an extra virgin olive oil. You'll still get tons more Omega-3 fats in your mayonnaise than you might from the store bought versions that are made with soybean or other oils high in Omega-6 fatty acids.



Servings: 24 | Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Cooking Time: <30 Minutes

This recipe will keep well, refrigerated, up to seven days.

Mayonnaise - made at home with a recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup olive oil

Place the egg, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, and salt in a tall cup.

Using an immersion blender, blend the mixture for one minute.

Add the olive oil 2 tablespoons at a time while blending continuously.

After about 1/2 cup of the oil has been added, begin moving the immersion blender up and down in the tall cup while adding the remaining oil 2 tablespoons at a time.

Blend continuously, moving the blender up and down, until the mayonnaise thickens. This will take about 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Servings: 24
Amount Per Serving

Calories 80 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9g 12%
    Saturated Fat 1.5g 7%
    Monounsaturated Fat 7g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 15mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
Vitamin K 5mcg Potassium 4mg